This Easter bank holiday weekend is one we shall all remember. The TAS team wishes you and your families well and we hope you will find an opportunity to rest and take stock.
We want you to know that we take the safeguarding of our pupils very seriously and we are remaining open throughout the Easter break, continuing to provide work to pupils and provide phone contact and free school meal deliveries.
All of our TAS team have been been working hard on a personalised remote learning package for each and every pupil, to ensure that they will receive a minimum of 2 hours of education daily, 1:1 contact by phone, video or face to face where appropriate and plans in place to ensure that our safeguarding protocols are still being followed.
Our motto has become #educationinisolation
Some of the ways we are educating our pupils –
Flipped Teaching Videos
Live video calls through Skype, Messenger Video, Whatsapp, Facebook groups, Google Classroom
Workbooks / revision books
On-line learning packages, Websites (BBC, MyMaths etc)
Prepared work delivered to the outside of homes and collected for marking
And… our team are still out there, carrying out safeguarding calls, checking on pupils and families, however have been waving through windows, beeping outside of houses and having doorstep conversations to ensure we continue that crucial face to face contact.
All calls and teaching updates are added to our MIS system, Behaviour Watch and our most vulnerable children’s and families monitored also by our SLT/Central support team with additional phone calls twice weekly. A new Remote Teaching & learning Policy and Home Working Policy to safeguard staff and pupils has been written to ensure that ALL pupils can receive an education either in TAS or at home.
Our message is that education will continue for all TAS pupils, this may be in a more creative way than what we are used to, however all staff and pupils appear excited about this challenge and we already have some amazing success stories to tell in the near future.
Warm regards and stay safe.
Have a lovely Easter break.